Monday, November 9, 2015

Bank On It

Today I'm doubling up on the grateful since I missed on posting yesterday. For right now I'm sticking with where I've been the last couple of days and that is doing laundry. I'm ever so thankful for the modern washer and dryer. I'm not out on the riverbank beating my clothing on a rock. No I'm not. Oh sure, I'm not lucky enough to have my own in my apartment and the cost of using the pair at my parents' is spending actual time WITH my parents, and on horrible wretched occasions Todd. Shock horror!

Then there's the dinners. Yeah. I get fed delicious meals too, when I go over to make all my fancy clothes that are sewn for me by other people get clean in this magic machine and then get dried by another. Modern marvels at my fingertips. With company and food. Jackpot.

I'm also grateful for blankets. I've been given many blankets as gifts over the years. I have so many by now I can barely store them all. Each blanket on its own is a patchwork piece that covers my timeline. I feel so thankful that I am in my home, with a warm fuzzy, cozy blanket that not only covers me and keeps me warm from the chill outside, but warms me inside with memories.

Friday, November 6, 2015


Today I'm thankful for thoughts. "I think therefore I am" so therefore sometimes I am silly, dark, hungry, scared, introspective, basic, macro, greedy, needy, together, solo and laughing and it all.

I was in a state of utter Couch Potato, watching one of the Law squiggle Orders when I started monitoring my inner dialogue during a commercial break.

This was A to Zed being written across my blank page as advertising was being spat at me.

"Mmmm, I love pancakes. Pancakes are the best."
"Socks are so great."
"Biscuits are good too."
The sound of Pickle drinking loudly distracts me and I look at him. I smile.
"You are such a loser."
"WHAT? What the hell?"
I start laughing out loud.
"Pancakes ARE really good."

I've been thinking about thinking and paying attention to the story I write everyday in the inside of my being. I'm thankful I can edit and rewrite. I'm also so so thankful my story isn't over.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Prepare for Impact

It is already five days into the Thankfulness Challenge.  I seriously considered not doing any posts at all, then decided that since nothing starts on time here in Utah and even if I was late to the party I'd still enjoy myself, here I go.

I'm starting with the forum where we are sharing all this Thankfulness.  Click the share button.  Thanks for sharing.  I'm thankful for social media.  Yup.  Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Feedly, Pinterest, Instagram, and even that little alcove Google+. 

There are many things to mock and ridicule about social media.  Curse even.  Comment sections are a strong argument for sterilization and drones.  There are also clusters of such kindness and fun that remind you what humanity is supposed to be.

Many of you know that there are many days where I can't and don't get out of my apartment.  On those days I can still be in a world of life and activity.  The world is big, bad, good, wondrous and many times we feel small and can't see our impact.  I want you all to know how much you have impacted me. 

The Bun

The Bun
If you don't like rabbits, you can suck it, shove it and then go soak your head.